Reflect: Key Groups, Connections and Discussion Questions

This page is about reflection. You’ll find a list of some of the key people and organizations relevant to this section. You’ll also find a section called intersectionality to encourage thinking about how different issues are connected, and discussion questions to encourage deeper thinking. Take some time to answer the questions, look these people up and learn more about their stories.

The content on this site is not complete: there are countless numbers of people and so many stories — from small acts of defiance to major leadership positions — that didn’t get recorded or that don’t often make it into textbooks.

This website is meant to be grown and improved upon. We’ve included some of the heroes, but if you know people we are missing, let us know so we can include their stories too.

Key Groups on Women's Public Policy

  • The National Women's Political Caucus
  • League of Women Voters
  • National Organization for Women

Intersectionality

While women have made incredible political gains in the last century, it is important to remember that women still receive fewer opportunities and rights than men. Women of color, women who are differently abled, and/or women who identify as LGTBQ have even fewer opportunities and rights than their white, heterosexual, cisgendered a person whose self-identity is the same as gender they were assigned at birth; not transgender, and/or able-bodied counterparts.

As we move forward, keep in mind where your identities intersect. How do you experience the world differently based on your racial, ethnic, class, gender, ability, gender and sexual identities? How might you be more or less advantaged (privilege) based on those identities?

Discussion Questions: 
How does voting affect public policy?
What is the effect of poverty on women’s ability to participate in political and social life?
How does poverty affect children?
What needs to change?